Entertaiment is a complex area of study that needs a broad and multidisciplinary approach. This research sought to answer the question “What is entertaiment?” and aimed at building better academic discussions on this topic. A bibliographical research method was used to raise new definicoes of entertaiment centradas in nocoes of production, experience, culture and communication.
Entertainment can take many forms, from the personal pleasure of a private choice made among a huge array of pre-recorded products to a banquet or other celebration for two; from sports competitions staged for spectators to performances intended for thousands of people. The concept of entertainment is also flexible enough to incorporate a range of themes, images and structures that have proved their longevity across different media.